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Forces was founded before the majority of households had personal computers. Now we have smart phones, ipads and high speed Internet service to the majority of people in the United States and Europe. We have 24/7 - news cycles, Facebook, Twitter and Google, we have truly entered the information age. Thus we have decided to de-emphasize our focus on serving as a news feed while still working to bring about a new age of peaceful coexistence of smokers and nonsmokers.

There are now a good number of high quality and dependable newsletters, email lists, and blogs that produce new, reliable, and thought-provoking material on daily and weekly bases. Our News Page will largely serve to direct FORCES visitors to those resources while still featuring contributions from our own core group of writers. You can also continue to join us on Forces Tavern or Facebook.

FORCES will be concentrating our efforts on bringing true Free Choice to the second quarter of our 21st Century, a period where we'll likely see a full acceptance of ventilation, air filtration and tolerance largely taking the place of today's more unreasonable prohibitions. It's now 2017, and over the next eight years we will lay the groundwork for that new generation and help move the world to a place where the rights of all people, smokers, nonsmokers, vapers and nonvapers alike, are considered and respected.

We still need your help and support to continue to keep the website open to all, with updates on the latest anti-smoking research. The anti-smoking establishment has a great deal of money to continue to spread their misinformation campaign and while all of us are volunteers we still need your donations. Please be generous and donate now, your donations are tax deductible.

Top Stories


E-Cigarettes
6th August 2019
Royal College of Physicians, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and American Cancer Society, have joined Public Health England in recognizing that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes and can play a role in tobacco harm reduction

Minnesota
6th August 2019
Two decades after Minnesota reached a landmark settlement with the tobacco industry and dumped much of its stock, the state has at least $297 million invested in major tobacco companies, from Philip Morris to British American Tobacco.

India
6th August 2019
Jay Kapadia, 53, doesn’t smoke anymore, only vapes. “And I think I speak for most of us here that we used to be smokers at some point,” he added, referring to the informal group of e-cigarette distributors called the India Vape Industry Association (InVIA), one balmy July afternoon.
Promoting e-cigarettes as a cessation product thus has tremendous potential. Of course, e-cigarettes do contain nicotine, the addictive substance found in cigarettes. The liquid & vapour it generates are also said to be potentially harmful. “We have never claimed vaping is completely safe,” said Kapadia. “But this is certainly a healthier alternative.” Some studies have declared vaping as 95% safer than conventional cigarettes, since it does not contain tar and other harmful chemicals produce.

FDA
6th August 2019
Federal regulators are asking for public input on chemicals found in electronic cigarettes and e-liquid.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency is seeking comments on a proposal that would add 19 chemicals to the already established list of harmful ingredients found in tobacco product.

No proof but saying it anyway!
26th July 2019
Nothing with stop the prohibitionist from saying vaping is as bad as cigarette smoke even when they have absolutely no proof.

Electronic cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.


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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Inhospitable Hospitals

Published on 2019-08-20 10:10:44.
Website: Frank Davis

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The madness of food reformulation

Published on 2019-08-20 08:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Buying Greenland

Published on 2019-08-19 10:40:02.
Website: Frank Davis

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Staying Alive

Published on 2019-08-18 09:24:35.
Website: Frank Davis

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Real Panic

Published on 2019-08-17 09:33:05.
Website: Frank Davis

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A Neolithic Industrial Revolution

Published on 2019-08-16 11:11:49.
Website: Frank Davis

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Cooking For Bureaucrats

Published on 2019-08-16 09:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Nanny State Index conference 2019

Published on 2019-08-15 05:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Burning injustice tackled

Published on 2019-08-14 09:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Panorama on gambling - wrong again

Published on 2019-08-12 10:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The smoking ban miracle revisited

Published on 2019-08-09 09:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Published on 2019-08-07 13:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Canada's cannabis experiment

Published on 2019-07-31 07:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Laffer Curve spotted in Estonia and Latvia

Published on 2019-07-30 09:53:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Economic illiteracy in 'public health'

Published on 2019-07-29 13:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The idiocy of food reformulation

Published on 2019-07-24 20:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tobacco prohibition

Published on 2019-07-24 09:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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'Public health' vs. individual liberty - the debate

Published on 2019-07-23 14:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Claim that Vaping Causes Heart Attacks is Completely Debunked

Published on 2019-07-21 17:18:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Based Solely on Quotes from Anti-Tobacco Groups, Big Tobacco Tells America's 3 Million Nonsmoking Vapers They Would Be Healthier Going Back to Smoking

Published on 2019-07-17 00:48:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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The chickens come home to roost at AG Barr

Published on 2019-07-16 17:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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New Organization Forms to Confront the Epidemic of Popcorn Lung

Published on 2019-07-15 00:43:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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"Big Tobacco Lies. So Does Juul." ... And So Does Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

Published on 2019-07-14 15:23:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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American Lung Association Inadvertently Reveals the Truth About Many Vaping Opponents

Published on 2019-07-13 19:12:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Last Orders with Timandra Harkness

Published on 2019-07-11 10:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Sugar taxes still don't work

Published on 2019-07-09 09:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Triggernometry interview

Published on 2019-07-08 08:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The year of the milkshake

Published on 2019-07-04 09:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Boris says no to a milkshake tax and calls for a review of other sin taxes

Published on 2019-07-02 23:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The 'public health' budget hasn't been cut enough

Published on 2019-07-01 06:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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State propaganda for minimum pricing

Published on 2019-06-28 15:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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San Francisco is broken beyond repair

Published on 2019-06-28 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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